Arabic Cookies

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

These cookies are very good and I got this out of my mother's personal recipes. This recipe is from a Lebanese woman who was a friend of my mother's.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Set aside boiled water and cool until lukewarm. Mix butter, shortening, coconut, oats, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt with fingers until dough reaches the consistency of pie crust. Add lukewarm water and work into dough.
  • Make dough into one inch balls. Flatten with a fork or fancy bottomed glass for imprint.
  • Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 10 minutes.